Join Jonathan Brennan on this one-day workshop for beginners where you will explore the printmaking technique of linocut. You will learn how to plan, carve and print a black-and- white linocut print. You will leave equipped with the knowledge and skills to begin printing your own linocut prints at home.
To many of us linocut is a distant school memory – blunt tools and old lino. Generally it is a practice we rarely, if ever, return to despite its adoption by artists from the Die Brücke movement and Picasso and Matisse. You will learn about choosing images suitable for linocut, working in negative and reverse, transferring your image, how to carve it, ink it and print it using a baren or spoon as well as the workshop’s relief press, making a registration sheet, signing and editioning your work. We will work with blocks of lino approximately 15cm x 20cm in size. Participants are asked to bring two or three suitably sized images which they will carve in order to make a linocut print. Bold, black and white images or marker drawings work well, nothing too detailed.
Date: 10 June 2017
Time: 10am to 4pm
Location: Belfast Print Workshop, 30 – 42 Waring Street, Belfast
Our class sizes are limited to six and only payment secures your place – if online booking is not for you please don’t worry – you can still book and pay for classes by cash or cheque in person at the workshop, contact us prior to visiting, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02890 231 323